Publication
Title
Kijk, ik spreek illegaals! Taal en taalnamen in de hedendaagse stad
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Abstract
Despite the fact that linguistic contact phenomena have been observed in various cities across the Netherlands and Flanders, it may be imprudent to label these phenomena with names such as Murks, straattaal and recently Illegaals. We argue that these labels, in particular Illegaals, so far have functioned as floating signifiers that are variably attributed to a wide range of different linguistic targets such as imitations of accented Dutch, learner Dutch or even competent fluent Dutch. We suggest that these signifiers do not so much hint at the existence of new separate urban varieties of language, but rather offer clues for how speakers navigate linguistic complexity and difference in contemporary cities, and what language use may come to be seen as normal, attractive and worth pursuing in the future.
Language
Dutch
Source (journal)
Internationale neerlandistiek / Internationale Vereniging voor Neerlandistiek [Utrecht] - Amsterdam, 2008, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2014
ISSN
0047-9276 [opgeheven]
1876-9071 [print]
2214-5729 [online]
Volume/pages
52:3(2014), p. 201-219
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.12.2014
Last edited 20.06.2017
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